Nightside Report Dec. 26, 2020: Unemployment benefits in limbo for millions of Americans, Michigan-born doctor dies from COVID after documenting racist medical care

Margarita Hernandez, who tested positive for the coronavirus, waits in a tent to see a doctor for her allergic reaction to medication at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (Jae C. Hong, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Black doctor, UM graduate recounts racist medical care in viral video before dying of COVID

Michigan-native Dr. Susan Moore, 52, went viral in early December when she recounted racist medial care that she received, documenting her struggle with one Indiana hospital and one doctor in particular.

Now the hospital is promising to review Moore’s treatment after the University of Michigan graduate died from COVID-19 just days before Christmas.

See the full story here.

New today: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 477,269; Death toll now at 12,029

Metro Detroit weather: Tracking the last 2 storms of 2020

Saturday night skies will partially clear temporarily. Lows will be around 20 degrees, but perhaps a few degrees cooler if we get more clearing than expected.

Read the full forecast here.

4 Fast Facts

  • Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans were set to lapse at midnight Saturday unless President Trump signed a COVID relief bill that had been considered a done deal before his sudden objections. Click here to read more.
  • Federal agents converged on the home of a possible person of interest in the explosion that rocked downtown Nashville on Christmas morning. Click here to read more.
  • The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is celebrating Kwanzaa by streaming events that represent the holiday’s seven principles. Click here to read more.
  • A man who was shot while on I-94 drove himself to a Detroit hospital on Christmas night. Click here to read more.

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